Chelan Co. jury convicts man of murder

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WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A Chelan County jury has convicted a 40-year-old man of first-degree murder for stabbing the mother of his children to death.

Sebastian Cortes Aguilar also was found guilty Friday of second-degree assault for slashing his 13-year-old daughter's arm as she tried to defend her mother from his attack.

The Wenatchee World (http://bit.ly/zgjtV7 ) says Cortes wept when his children earlier testified against him. Ortencia Alejandre died in her basement apartment with multiple stab wounds last August.

Cortes faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. His sentencing was set for March 27.

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Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com